Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today, Thursday, that “Uncle Sam” will not be in capable of destroying the Russian economy. In reference to the United States of America, its embargo on Russian oil and the imposition of many economic sanctions on Russia, following its military operation in Ukraine.
He added that Russia will never depend on the West as a state or society.
Lavrov said that Russia does not use gas and oil as weapons and has the markets to distribute our energy products.
President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday a ban on US imports of Russian oil and gas, and Congress passed the resolution yesterday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the United States launched an economic war against Moscow.
“The United States has declared economic war on Russia and is fighting this de facto war,” Peskov added, as the Russian government seeks to impose measures to limit the economic repercussions of sanctions.
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